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Broken ArrowTigers

Coach: DAVID ALEXANDER

Schedule:
8-29 - at Mansfield TX 

9-4 - vs. Union 

9-11 - vs. Owasso 

9-25 - vs. Westmoore 

10-2 - at Jenks 

10-9 - vs. Edmond Memorial 

10-15 - at Yukon 

10-23 - at Santa Fe 

10-30 - vs. Norman 

11-6 - at Enid 

Quick Hits:

Running back Sanchez Banks ran for 155 yards on 30 carries and scored the game winning touchdown in a 35-31, second round playoff win over rival Union.

The Tigers are currently riding a three-game winning streak against Jenks. It's the longest streak since Broken Arrow won four in a row from 1983 to 1986. 

Broken Arrow is also on an unprecedented three-game winning streak against Union. The teams have met every year since 1986 with the Redskins holding a 37-8 advantage in the series. 

Last 7 Years:
2019 - 9-3

2018 - 13-0

2017 - 7-5 

2016 - 6-5

2015 - 11-2 

2014 - 7-4 

2013 - 10-3

OFFENSE 

The Tigers will run a Pro-Style offense playing to the strengths of their players. Ball control and tempo control are keys to successful possessions. Head coach David Alexander loves the group of players he will have on the roster this season. “Very excited about this group,” said coach Alexander. “Having a returning quarterback is always a big assest.” Jake Raines (5-11, 184, Sr.) returns to quarterback the Tigers after posting 1,567 yards passing on 80 completions and 19 touchdowns last year. Raines will have several targets in the passing game including Keyon Barnett (5-10, 178, Sr.) and Maurion Horn (6-0, 170, Jr.). Barnett scored three times last season and had 91 yards receiving while Horn, also a running back, had 150 yards on the ground. Sanchez Banks (5-10, 192, Sr.) returns as the team leader on the ground. Banks rushed for 1,091 yards and scored 15 touchdowns. Mykal Matthews (5-9, 172, Jr.) is another playmaker carrying the ball for the Tigers. Matthews racked up 300 yards in limited action last season. Overall the Tigers have several pieces of the puzzle in place, finding a few players to fill in on the offensive line is a priority. Look for the Tigers to compete for another district title in 2020. 

DEFENSE 

The Tigers have a ton of talent on the defensive side of the ball. With five returning starters, coach Alexander is expecting the defense to play a more aggressive style than in years past. “We rarely pressured team in the past and will be very aggressive this year. Defense will be a completely new look,” said coach Alexander. Darryan Moss (6-2, 220, Sr.) starts at linebacker where he accounted for 66.5 tackles as a junior. Buddy Mack (6-1, 193, Jr.) joins Moss at linebacker where the pair can patrol the middle of the field or meet running backs at the line of scrimmage. Horn starts at corner giving the defense a player that can lockdown and opponents go-to receiver. Cory Williams (5-10, 171, Sr.) had 35 tackles last season from his corner spot and will blanket would-be receivers. Javion Franklin (5-10, 165, Jr.) had 20 tackles as a sophomore from his safety spot. Look for Brandon Barwig (6-0, 265, Sr.) on the defensive line at tackle. Barwig logged 42 tackles a year ago and should expect to see plenty of double-teams this year. The Tiger defense will answer a few questions up front as some underclassmen work to break into the starting lineup. Special teams are one phase the Tigers expect to win every season. 

 

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